Category Archives: Family Travel

The Gates of Paradise (Hotel Diery)

What’s better than paradise? Another paradise that’s less crowded, right? Take Slovenský Raj, for example, or the Slovak Paradise, as the name translates. Sitting just southeast of Poprad Slovenský Raj national park is rightly known for its paradisaical qualities: namely its … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Ruins of Tematín

Just a short distance north of Piešt’any, where the world and his wife come to take the waters, and a short distance south of Trenčin, another town of renown because of its medieval centre and annual music festival, Pohoda, there … Continue reading

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Banská Štiavnica’s Mining Museum(s)

For those of you not in the know, Banská Štiavnica is the most famous place that’s not famous in Slovakia. Its location is off the main Bratislava-Tatras-Košice trail but then it has to be: the town is in the rolling Štiavnica Mountains, … Continue reading

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Banská Štiavnica’s Aura

When you book last-minute accommodation as I often do (because in my own life outside of work I am incredibly disorganised) you rarely expect to arrive, stay, and come away from the place feeling that you might just have discovered … Continue reading

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The “Weird Woman” of Banská Štiavnica

Just as a ship is a woman, so a cafe or bar can be – and a decidedly strange one at that. Weird and wonderful Divná Pani (English translation = “strange lady”) on the main street of Banská Štiavnica’s historic … Continue reading

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Penzión Plesnivec, Poprad

Sometimes, you want to get back from your hike, bike or climb in the mountains and crash in a good, sturdy, cosy room with a thunderous hot shower and the promise of a hot meal and traveller camaraderie. You don’t … Continue reading

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